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|The Call of December 2, 1893
The new bell which was dedicated at Jerusalem Church last Sunday was purchased from the McShane Bell Company of
Baltimore Maryland. It was raised by contractor William H. Bashore on October 9. 1893. The weight of the bell is 2,027
pounds and the cost $500. The services in the morning were conducted by Reverend J. O. Schlenker of the Lutheran
Church of Hazleton. Reverend Bommershine, a student at the Reformed Theological Seminary at Lancaster, officiated
at the afternoon and evening services. The services were of an interesting character and were largely attended.
ODD FELLOWS BENEFIT
The entertainment for the benefit of Odd Fellows Day, given by Carroll Lodge Number 120 of Schuylkill Haven, is under
the auspices of the committee. The entertainment promises to be a financial success as they have secured the
services of the famous Jordan Glass Blowers troupe, among whom are considered entertainers are Lorenzo, with his
wonderful performing dogs, Mademoiselle Burgess, with her performing birds and mice, Lorenzo with his funny
wooden headed family, Mademoiselle Burgess assisted by Nat Burgess, in their latest mind reading act, and Jordan's
glass blowing combination, making it a wonderful entertainment rarely seen at Metamora Hall. The show will remain in
Metamora Hall Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, December 2, 4, and 5. Saturday afternoon will be devoted to children.
Presents will be given away every night.
The Call of December 9, 1893
The Town Council held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening. Members present were Charles Wiltrout,
Robert Jones, A. Felix, H. V. Keever, C. H. Goas, H. I. Moser and James Quinn. In the absence of the president, P. C.
Detweiler, Mr. Wiltrout was chosen to preside over the meeting.
Mr. Wiltrout of the Stone Committee reported that the Supervisor had given him the measurement of gutters where
stone had been used. The Light Committee's report was then heard. The Superintendent's report was read and
accepted. Mr. Jones desired that Mr. Brickhouse should be present this evening. The plant is not in a good
condition. They are having trouble with the arc lights, subject to periodic flashes. They had an expert electrician up to
examine them, but he could not account for the flashing. Mr. Jones reported that the machinery was not in very good
order. Things lying about the room in disorderly manner, pumps leaking and needing packing. He thought there
should be more system in the working of the plant.
Mr. Felix called attention to the rebate on insurance. On motion, it was given into the solicitor's hands to be attended
to. Mr. McGoey's resignation was read and accepted. Mr. Quinn named William DeHaven to serve from the West Ward
instead of Mr. McGoey. Mr. DeHaven was elected. On motion of Mr. Moser it was agreed to have the incandescent
lights run all night until further orders. Mr. Jones desired to know who was to shovel snow from the street crossings.
The Supervisor informed him that he had appointed a man in each ward to attend to it. Chief Burgess Deibert stated
that he had engaged Lewis Kaufman to distribute circulars and presented a bill of $2 for him. Council refused to pay
the bill but granted him an order for $1.50.
The Call of December 16, 1893
HOSE COMPANY PIANO
The Schuylkill Hose Company is making efforts to procure a piano for the parlor in their hose house. This will be quite
an addition to their already elegantly furnished parlor and we wish them success in the undertaking.
BUTZ STORE ROBBED
Jonathan Butz's business establishment in Spring Garden did not escape the recent depredations of robbers.
Thursday night a week ago they began raiding his store. Mr. Butz was apprised of their visit through an electric alarm
which communicates between his house and the store. He arose and equipped himself to protect his property and
started for his store. Presenting arms he cautiously moved on. The robbers heard his approach and made good their
escape. Bang went Mr. Butz's gun and the shots no doubt whistled about the ears of the flying thieves. They returned
the fire but without effect. They left their booty behind, dropping some of it as they ran. Mr. Butz no doubt values his
electric alarm very highly.
The Call of December 30, 1893
UNION CEMETERY REPORT
We publish in another column a financial statement f the Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery. The report shows the
company to be in very good financial condition which is brought about by the successful management of the affairs of
the company by its efficient corps of managers and officers. They expended a considerable sum of money during the
year. With this money they greatly improved the condition of the cemetery and have made it a very desirable burial
ROBBERS IN SPRING GARDEN
Robbers entered the premises of Charles Bubeck on Garfield Avenue, opposite the Union Cemetery on Tuesday
afternoon and carried off several revolvers and a lot of clothing. The goods stolen were valued at $50. The marauders
are supposed to have been tramps.
The Call of December 6, 1918
MAIN STREET BUSINESS FIRM WAS FINED
A Main Street business firm was this week fined by the State Inspector for violations of the state labor laws. A fine of
ten dollars was imposed for having in the employ, girls for more than fifty four hours per week and $25 for having boys
under sixteen years of age employed. This was the second fine on the latter charge imposed on this firm.
BAND CHANGES NAME
The band organized in Spring Garden some time ago, this week changed its name to the Rainbow Hose Company Band.
Mr. Charles Hostetter has been engaged as instructor and the leaders are Clarence Kerschner and Charles Dietrich.
The band now numbers about eighteen men. The rehearsal night is Friday. An effort is being made by the members to
develop the organization into a first class musical organization and judging from the rapid progress being made in this
direction, it will not require many more months to accomplish this.
AUTO SKIDDED INTO POST
While autoing to the Cressona fire on Friday at noon, the auto of John Ebling skidded on Center Avenue near the
Riegle barn and struck a pole. The machine was thrown over to one side by the impact and the occupants, Clarence
Moser, Raymond Hummel, and the owner, John Ebling, were thrown out. Moser in some way or other got twisted up
with his necktie and it was drawn so tight about his neck that he almost smothered before the tightly drawn tie was
noticed. He was unconscious for more than an hour. A physician ministered to his wants. The auto was somewhat
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